What child wouldn't love a story about a little yellow fish, named Timothy, who is swimming on his way to visit his Grandma fish, when God uses his simple act of picking up a coin to be a part of one of Jesus' miracles?
The miracle recounted in Matthew 17: 24, 25, and 26 is told as a story in this book.
Details about how much Timothy loves his Grandma (a round, bright pink fish that just looks grandmother-ish!) and about how beautiful their underwater home in the Sea of Galilee is, make this a story that lets little ones imagine as they listen or read along.
The fact that parents can then explain the Scriptures behind the story, Scriptures the story is carefully woven from, make it a wonderful reading experience! I can picture how Timothy's story would inspire and remind it's readers to continue in obedience to the Lord, because each obedient act, even if it seems to be small, is being used by God to build up his Kingdom! And that means that all of us little fish and little children have big purposes!
I have a feeling that Timothy: A Little Fish with a Big Purpose is going to be a "Read-it-Again!" children's book.
Thank you Cross Focused Reviews for my review copy!
In 1997, Pastor Brad Riley and his wife, Beth, launched Faith Chapel Church in O’Fallon, Missouri, where they still serve with their two daughters, Emma and Sophia. Faith Chapel has formed a long-term relationship with “La Casa de Samuel,” an orphanage in Venezuela, and 25% of the proceeds from sales of Timothy: A Little Fish with a Big Purpose is sent to support the ministry.
Brad also serves as a Board of Regent for North Central University and on the Board of the “Dispensary of Hope”–a nonprofit social venture that provides sustainable access to medicine for underinsured communities.